Winners and Finalists of FIFA World Cup

by on June 11, 2010
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FIFA World Cup has been dominated by teams like Brazil and Italy as these teams have made their ways to finals along with winning the maximum number of FIFA championships. Almost 75 nations play football and each of them have appeared in the FIFA World Cup at least once. Out of 75, only 11 teams made their way to the final match of the World Cup, while only 7 won the championship title. Lets have a quick tour of the FIFA World Cup winners and finalists:

Brazil

Brazil has been the most successful team by winning five titles of World Cup in the years 1958, 1970, 1962, 1994 and 2002. It is the only team which has appeared in all the World Cup tournaments. Brazil has made its way to the finals two times. Along with Italy, Brazil is the only nation to win consecutive titles.

Italy

Italy is second in winning the football World Cup for four times in the years 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006. Like Brazil, Italy is also the nation to win consecutive titles. Italy was a finalist twice in the World Cup.

Germany

Germany, with their consistent performance, won three championship titles in the years 1954, 1974 and 1990. They were finalists in the year 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002.

Argentina

Argentina won the championship title in 1978 and 1968. They were the finalists in the years 1930 and 1990.

Uruguay

Uruguay won the championship title in the years 1930 and 1950.

France

France won the World Cup in 1998 and made its way to the final of 2006 as well.

England

England won the FIFA World Cup title in 1966.

In the FIFA World Cup 2010, Italy is defending the championship. Spain has won the 2010 Football World Cup. 

Top Scoring Teams of FIFA World Cup

by on June 11, 2010
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Talking about the top scoring teams in FIFA World Cup since 1930, who would not want to have a flashback? Usually when it comes to best performances of top scoring teams, few of the top best teams jump into mind. Here is the top scoring teams list in FIFA World Cup:

• Hungary in 1945 scored 27 goals in all. It is the highest score till now in World Cup history

• France in 1958 scored 23 goals in all in World Cup

• Brazil scored 22 goals in the 1950 World Cup
• Brazil in 1970 World Cup scored 19 goals
• Brazil once again scored the highest goals in the World Cup in 1970: 18

• Argentina scored 18 goals in 1930 World Cup

• Portugal scored 17 goals in World Cup 1966

In FIFA World Cup 2006, Germany scored 14 goals, which is the highest in that tournament. Along with these, France, Poland and Sweden also made records of top scoring teams in different FIFA World Cup tournament.

Lets keep track of the event every four years in order to find out which team is going to break the record of Hungary for being the top scoring team. Football World Cup is a thrilling event and a lot of high scoring games are played every time. 

FIFA World Cup 2010: Group G

by on June 1, 2010
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FIFA World Cup 2010 (general info)

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoYes, this is football time! Only 30 days to go! The greatest show on earth is knocking at the door. FIFA World Cup 2010 will be the 19th edition. This is the biggest football tournament in the world. And the venue of FIFA World cup 2010 is South Africa. The 11th June is the starting date of FIFA World Cup 2010. And this tournament will be held till the 11th of July. Read more..

Best Team Records in Football World Cups

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoFootball is a team game that is played between two teams and each team contains eleven players in a team. At the period of four years, FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) arranges a world cup tournament to find out the best football team in the world. Each football world cup allows 32 qualifying teams to play in it to claim the number one spot. Since 1930, total of eighteen world cups have been played till the date and overall seventy-six teams have participated in the contest till the date. To the surprise of all, there are only seven teams who have won football championships in their football history for at least one time. Let us look at best team records in football world cups. Read more..

Comparison Between Italian and Brazilian Soccer Teams

by on September 13, 2009
in Football teams

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From a trophy room perspective, one can easily compare the Italian soccer team to that of Brazil, both winning an impressive number of World Cups, with Italy coming one cup short of Brazil’s 5 different wins. But a comparing the two teams from any other perspective is simply ridiculous, as they are at different ends in what regards to their style of play. If Brazil won most of these World Cups through aggressive & breathtaking soccer, the Italian national soccer team won theirs through a workable, tactical style.

Focusing strictly on Italy’s soccer team, which in my regard has an edge over brazil, so, it was hard for the Italian Football Federation to scoop up a solid team with Italian soccer teams playing in regional competitions instead of a single organized championship and didn’t participate in the first World Cup held in 1930, having a strong national team they made their debut in 1934 the World Cup, where they managed the first World Cup in the history of Italian soccer. After that the hunger for trophies and fame made the Italian soccer team enter the 1938 World Cup in which they also managed to defend their title making themselves as invincible in soccer industry. Despite remaining a strong squad and few bad years Italy ended up securing two more worldcup titles including the last one in 2006. Your browser may not support display of this image.

On the other side, the Brazilians have a team that has more world championships and have a record of being the only nation to participate in every World Cup. The Brazilians won its first world cup in 1958, with a very young but impressive Pele regarded to as one of the best players in sporting history. Four years later, the Brazil soccer team won the world cup again and later went on securing 3 more titles with the last one in 2002.

The team is an explosive mixture of talented players. Ronaldinho, Marcos Cafu, Luiz Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos are the players to watch from the Brazilian team. The soccer-crazy nation has around 200 million Brazilian fans, who are crazy for another feather in their country’s cap this time. Brazil Soccer Team has always been full on its fans requirements and time will tell whether this time they will fulfill the wishes of their country people or not.

The Legends: Pele and Maradona

Pele and Maradona

When looking at the game of soccer you may not have to look very far into the past to see just who exemplifies the game as a whole and can truly be called the “All-Time Best.”

Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) was rated as the best player in the world. Only he and Diego Armando Maradona have received the honors of being the greatest players.

Pele – a name short in length but long in significance. Pele had an incredible eye for goal with deadly strike force and always glowed with confidence, even at such an early age. He was the first to play on three football World Cup winners. He is hailed in Brazil as a national hero and is an instrumental ambassador of the game. He played 1,345 games for Santos and scored 1,281 goals in his 22-year career. In 1974, the Pele was also nicknamed the Black Pearl which was considered a great honor by him. After Pele retired, he took his energy as an athlete and put it into his career as a global pitchman and ambassador for soccer.

It has been more than a quarter of a century since his last competitive game, yet Pele cannot visit any country without crowds flocking. When a reporter asked if his fame can be compared to that of Jesus Christ, Pele replied, “There are parts of the world where Jesus Christ is not so well known.”

Maradona, despite his controversies, was one of the most skillful players to ever play the game and he won several trophies for his teams. Maradona played in four World Cups for Argentina, steering them to success in 1986 where he was awarded with the Golden Ball award. Maradona had strength, could run with the ball and could withstand challenges, unlike players who can’t withstand challenges even where there’s no contact! These are his main attributes as highlighted these days, not only could he score goals with his unstoppable runs where he could take out a whole defense on his own, he was a team player too.

Maradona did however achieve similar goal-scoring feats to Pele; most notably one of the best ever was his 159 goals in 240 matches including a goal against England in a dazzling solo run voted as Goal of the Century in the 1986 world cup.

Ronaldo – A Legend in Football World

by on July 13, 2009
in Football Players

Ronaldo

Ronaldo was born on 22 September 1976 into a humble family in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Bento Ribeiro under the name Luis Nazario de Lima. Driven by his childhood hero Zico, the youngster enters football early in his life. Nazario gets his big break at the age of 17 when he is called up by Brazil’s senior national team. He performs well and is selected for his country’s World cup squad. Because of his tender age, the young Ronaldo is kept as a substitute and watches on as his team wins the 1994 World Cup. Ronaldo’s international appearances help him get noticed by European club PSV Eindhoven. He moves to PSV and instantly becomes top scorer of the Dutch league.

He has graced the world’s best national football team, not to mention several of its leading sides with his unique talents; he has served as a peace ambassador for the United Nations. At 32, Ronaldo has become one of the biggest celebrities in the world.

Overall, in two seasons in Holland he totaled a breathtaking 66 goals from 71 appearances. It did not go unnoticed elsewhere, and in the summer of 1996 he was signed by Spanish giants, Barcelona. During his one season with Barca, Ronaldo won the Spanish Super Cup, the Spanish Cup and the European Cup Winner’s Cup. Ronaldo scored 49 times in 68 games for Inter, and helped them to win the UEFA Cup in 1988. During the 1997/98 season he set a new benchmark for strikers in Italy, finishing the campaign with the best goal-per-game average in the history of Serie A.

In 2006, Ronaldo traveled to his fourth consecutive World Cup finals with Brazil, knowing that he stood just two goals away from equaling Gerd Muller’s record of 14 goals in the tournament. In 2007, Ronaldo returned to Italy once more, this time to sign for AC Milan, in the hope that he might rekindle the success that led the Italian media to label him Fenomeno.

2009 FIFA Confederation Cup: Brazil Reviewed

by on June 13, 2009
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An Overview Of Fifa Confederations Cup

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When we talk of soccer, the apparent thought that comes to mind is based on the popular one-liner, “The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it.” And this is as true, as Brazil being the five time winner of the world Cup and currently the defending champion of the 2009 FIFA Confederation Cup is yet again in the limelight. This time the reason is that the Brazilian maestros Ronaldinho and Ronaldo are not in the Brazilian squad, which has subdued the Brazil fans spirit. Ronaldinho has not measure up as a standard player for Brazil and even his club during 2008-2009. However, whenever he played, he showed just the ‘thing’ which he possesses. Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are expected to join the Brazil team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Read more..

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